Fast Company / Carlota Zimmerman

This Is Why We Default To Criticism (And How To Change)

November 6, 2017


Our brains and workplace culture have evolved to make criticism easier than constructive feedback, but we can take steps to change.

Tim Cole, now founder and CEO of The Compass Alliance, used to hear criticism like this regularly in a previous work environment. Tasked with taking over a department he admits had a “septic culture,” Cole stepped into a quagmire of low morale. There was legitimate debate on shutting the operation down,” he explains, “despite the contribution to profitability.”

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